Freedom Fighters

  • <p>The 4th U.S. Colored Troops fought on September 29, 1864, at New Market Heights</p> <p>The 4th U.S. Colored Troops fought on September 29, 1864, at New Market Heights</p>
  • <p><strong>Sgt. Maj. Christian Fleetwood was one of fourteen USCT to </strong><strong>receive</strong><strong> the Medal of Honor for his valor at New Market Heights. </strong></p> <p><strong>Sgt. Maj. Christian Fleetwood was one of fourteen USCT to receive the Medal of Honor for his valor at New Market Heights. </strong></p>

Freedom Fighters: Richmond National Battlefield Park

By November 1864, several thousand African American soldiers, designated as United States Colored Troops or USCT, held Fort Harrison and the nearby earthworks. Many of these men had survived the bloody combat at New Market Heights, Fort Gilmer, and the Confederate counterattack against Fort Harrison where they defended the earthworks in front of you. These same soldiers remained here until the following April and were among the first Union troops to enter the Confederate capital.

Location

8621 Battlefield Park Rd, Henrico, VA 23231